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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 21405
Last updated: 15 October 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic LANC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Avro Lancaster Mk I
Owner/operator:44 (Rhodesia) Sqn RAF
Registration: L7537
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near München-Gladbach (Mönchengladbach), Nordrhein-Westfalen -   Germany
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Waddington, Lincolnshire
Destination airport:operation - Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen
Lancaster B.Mk.1 L7537 "KM-L" of 44 (Rhodesia) Sqn., RAF. Delivered on Christmas Eve (December 24) 1941 as one 44 Squadron's first three Lancasters. Took off from RAF Waddington on evening of 31 July1942. Crashed near Monchengladbach on mission to attack Dusseldorf.

All 7 Crew killed:
Pilot: Flt/Sgt 778286 Norman Tetley 26 RAFVR killed.
Eng: Sgt 649535 Ernest Forman 21 RAF killed.
Obs: Sgt 778645 John MacIntyre Macmahon RAFVR killed.
Wop/AG: Sgt R/92046 Edward Byron Egan RCAF killed.
Wop/AG: Flt/Sgt 535494 Gerard Kelly 25 DFM RAF killed.
Wop/AG: Sgt 778317 Peter Rix RAFVR killed.
AG: Sgt 778828 Charley Norman Gardner 29 RAFVR killed.

All were buried in the Imperial Forest War Cemetery Kleve, North Rhine-Westphalia.


1. Air-Britain Royal Air Force Aircraft L1000-N9999

Revision history:

21-Jun-2008 20:50 JINX Added
17-Aug-2011 04:02 Uli Elch Updated [Source, Narrative]
17-Aug-2011 04:54 Uli Elch Updated [Location, Narrative]
01-Jun-2013 16:32 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
18-Aug-2013 19:58 JINX Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
27-Nov-2014 16:31 Founes Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport]
30-Dec-2014 18:08 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]
13-May-2020 14:46 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Cn, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Destination airport, Source]

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